College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 2 - Kinematics: Description of Motion - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 58: 11


(c) The acceleration is in the direction opposite to the velocity

Work Step by Step

The term deceleration means that the velocity is decreasing. This can only occur when the acceleration is in a reverse direction to that of the velocity (which consequently would cause a decrease in the velocity). So the answer is (c).
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